Imagine our delight when we opened our Christmas gift from one of my sister-in-laws to find a River Cottage card and a gift card enclosed. Bucket list item for a few years – now we had the perfect excuse to get one booked! So we did just that, signed up for a one day course for the beginning of May. After much discussion we decided on the River Cottage Experience day. It gave us a bit of everything, cookery, animals,… View Post
Sometimes the UK really is a wonderful place to be! We spend a lot of time thinking about getting away and thinking that holidays have to be abroad but there are some truly fabulous places right here.
So, with China only a few weeks away it was time to do something to fill in the time. After the enjoyment of the Chilli Fiesta in August we signed up quickly for the Apple Affair at West Dean. We had high hopes of a day filled with apples and fun just like the Chilli Fiesta and it was fun and a nice day (read couple of hours) out but…..I wasn’t blown away. They could have taken it much further,… View Post
We are slightly River Cottage crazy and have now been to two events at the farm, brought 8 out of 15 handbooks, own 5 of his cookbooks and have watched nearly every episode of the shows. Slightly obsessed I know but nonetheless great experiences (and with Raspberry Vodka currently being made in a jar in the cupboard you can’t go wrong!) We booked to attend the Summer Fair back in June after missing the Spring Fair. Tickets were cheap and… View Post
Sorry for the delay – our internet is back! (YAY) Here’s the run down…I think the pictures do it more justice though. The West Dean Chilli Fiesta is a festival held once a year on the grounds of the West Dean College. It was the festival’s 20th anniversary this year so all the stops were pulled out, from chilli throwing competitions to cookery demonstrations and live music. It was a bright sunny day (read HOT) and we drove over to… View Post